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16th New York Infantry Regiment Records

16th New York Infantry Regiment Records

Collection Number: 
133
Collection Length: 
0.50ft
Period: 
1862 to 1867
Finding Aid: 

The 16th New York Infantry regiment consisted of 1247 men from three counties in Northern New York State. These included companies A, B, F, G, H, and K from St. Lawrence County, C, D, and E from Clinton County, and I from Franklin County. The regiment would serve two years in the United States Army and was mustered in on May 15, 1861, in Albany, NY. The majority of the 16th infantry was mustered out on May 14, 1863. One hundred and twenty-six members of the regiment were assigned to the 121st New York Regiment to complete their service. This collection consists of two series. Series one contains letters, orders, and reports dating from April 3, 1862 to December 31, 1867 mostly written by the members of the 16th New York State Infantry regiment. Series Two contains records and forms dating from September 1861 through May Tenth 1863, along with records with no dates. Included in this series are Muster Rolls, Muster-Out Rolls, Clothing Reports, Ordinance Reports, Quartermasters reports, etc.